SELECTING THE RIGHT COLORS FOR YOUR SPACE
Light colors work best
To create the illusion of a higher ceiling, use white. White comes in different variations when it comes to paint; it is versatile in terms of color combinations, and matches easily with other colors. For good balance, use a darker tone for the walls.
Vibrant colors make walls expand like magic!
To make your walls appear wider and taller, extend the wall color to the skirting and the cornice. Use light-colored paint for the ceiling to complement it.
The proportions of a room is inevitably affected by architectural features. Camouflage these elements by painting them the same color as the walls.
Keep it light!
White, light colors, and cool colors create the illusion of brightness and space.
Bounce light across the room
Make any room appear brighter, wider, and airy by using a light hue to paint the wall facing the window. This allows the light to reflect and illuminate the whole room.
Make rooms bigger with color
Use a single color with a soft-sheen finish to paint a small room. It will reflect more light, making the room appear wider and more spacious.
Sloping ceilings make it hard to discern where the ceiling starts and where the wall ends. This can be solved by painting the room with a single color.
Re-shape your space
You can change up the proportions of any room by using a strong, advancing color. Make an L-shape room appear wider by connecting opposite walls with a single color.
Emphasize your good features
Let contrast work for you. Use contrasting colors to emphasize features like frames or skirting.
Create some impact
To add fun to the room, shake up the proportion by painting one wall a strong accent color – this is called an “impact wall.”